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Christie: Trump has not asked me to be attorney general

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday that President Trump has not asked him to serve as the next attorney general. 

“He hasn’t asked and we haven’t even spoken about it,” he said. 

Christie’s comments, made during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” come following multiple reports last week that he was being considered for the position. 

{mosads}Christie also said Sunday that he visited the White House on Thursday for a previously scheduled meeting about criminal justice reform.

“I was in the White House Thursday for a previously scheduled meeting on prison reform and sentencing reform which we did a lot of in New Jersey, it’s been really successful,” he said. “And so the White House has asked me to help with what they’re trying to do on the national level. And that’s what I was doing there. I didn’t even see the president or speak to him.”

Christie, who served as a U.S. attorney in New Jersey from 2002 to 2008, was thought to be a candidate for Trump’s first attorney general.  

Trump last week appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general following the forced resignation of Jeff Sessions. 

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